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M.Sc. Martin Losekamm

Courses and Dates

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

Development and Integration of Algorithms for Scientific Satellites

The Laboratory for Rapid Space Missions at the Origins Cluster of Excellence focuses on the development of scientific instruments for compact satellite platforms, called CubeSats. These nanosatellites enable the fast and modular deployment of complete, autonomous satellite systems at low cost. 

Our research includes detectors to measure antimatter flux in low orbits, where scientific success relies on finding suitable algorithms and hardware platforms to filter and classify particle events. In addition, satellite-based science oftentimes requires precise determination of pointing direction, for which we are developing our own star tracker. We offer opportunities in the fields of data processing, machine learning and hardware design, which could include the following tasks:

  • Simulation and modeling of particle fluxes
  • Data processing for our antimatter detector, including neural networks, particle filters, and conventional classification approaches
  • Image processing and optical engineering for attitude determination with our star tracker
  • Identification of suitable hardware architectures and integration of your own software
  • Work with VHDL, TensorFlow, Python, Zemax, Geant4, Altium Designer

What we expect from you:

  • Capability for independent and self-reliant work
  • Motivation, creativity and general interest in data processing and machine learning
  • Hands-on mentality and ability to work in a small, interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in one or more of the above-mentioned programming languages appreciated

Are you interested in working in an exciting and challenging environment with state-of-the-art technologies? Let’s have a talk!

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Stephan Paul

Publications

The Lunar Cosmic-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer: Phase-A Design and Technology Studies
Martin Losekamm
2022-03-05
conference paper
2022 IEEE Aerospace Conference (AERO)
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/aero53065.2022.9843295
DOI: 10.1109/aero53065.2022.9843295
LUVMI-X: A Versatile Platform for Resource Prospecting on the Moon
2021-04-15
conference paper
Earth and Space 2021
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784483374.029
DOI: 10.1061/9780784483374.029
ISBN: 9780784483374
The RadMap Telescope on the International Space Station
2021-03-06
conference paper
2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference (50100)
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/aero50100.2021.9438435
DOI: 10.1109/aero50100.2021.9438435
ISBN: 9781728174365
Measurement of ionization quenching in plastic scintillators
Thomas Pöschl (author), Daniel Greenwald (author), Martin J. Losekamm (author), Stephan Paul (author)
2021-02
journal article
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2020.164865
COMPASS++/AMBER: Proposal for Measurements at the M2 beam line of the CERN SPS Phase-1: 2022-2024
2019-05-31
working paper
OTHER-ID: SPSC-P-360
On-Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal (Technical Aspects)
Martin Losekamm (author)
2019-03-29
book chapter
Promoting Productive Cooperation Between Space Lawyers and Engineers
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7256-5.ch010
ISBN: 9781522572565
Letter of Intent: A New QCD facility at the M2 beam line of the CERN SPS (COMPASS++/AMBER)
2018-08-02
other
ARXIV: arXiv:1808.00848v6
PENTrack—a simulation tool for ultracold neutrons, protons, and electrons in complex electromagnetic fields and geometries
W. Schreyer (author), T. Kikawa (author), M.J. Losekamm (author), S. Paul (author), R. Picker (author)
2017-06
journal article
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2017.03.036
A new analysis method using Bragg curve spectroscopy for a Multi-purpose Active-target Particle Telescope for radiation monitoring
M.J. Losekamm (author), M. Milde (author), T. Pöschl (author), D. Greenwald (author), S. Paul (author)
2017-02
journal article
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.029
Project Dragonfly: A feasibility study of interstellar travel using laser-powered light sail propulsion
Nikolaos Perakis (author), Lukas E. Schrenk (author), Johannes Gutsmiedl (author), Artur Koop (author), Martin J. Losekamm (author)
2016
journal article
Acta Astronautica
DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.09.030

further publications (total of 15).

See ORCID profile of Martin Losekamm as well.

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